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AFT Connecticut members and their families have access to numerous benefits like discounts and scholarships.
PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY, INDEPENDENCE, AND ASSETS
Long Term Care [LTC] costs, as you may already know, are expensive and rising.
• Nursing Home Care costs over $140,000 per year.
• Home care costs range from $20,000 to $72,000 per year.
The risk is also compelling:
• 3 in 4 Americans over age 65 will need some type of long-term care services.
• 40% of the population needing extended care is between the ages of 18 and 64.
What are the consequences of needing care:
- Families must change their lives to provide the care
- Caregivers have a physical, emotional, and financial burden
- Retirement income that has been saved over many years is used to pay for care
What can you do to:
- Retain your independence
- Preserve your quality of life
- Avoid burdening friends and family
- Stay at home as long as possible
- Maintain flexibility in care options
- Protect your assets and savings
The solution is Long Term Care insurance.
AFT CT has an endorsed and discounted Long Term Care insurance product offered by Transamerica Life Insurance Company for AFT CT members and their families. This product provides for all levels of care and includes a Connecticut Partnership option at no additional cost.
For more information, contact Marsha Olsen at 860.965.4685 or email@example.com. Marsha will work with you to create a Long Term Care insurance Plan that meets your needs and is affordable.
Marsha is a retired CT educator who is a certified and licensed Long Term Care insurance specialist. Marsha has first-hand experience working with the state of Connecticut Teachers’ Retirement System, Medicaid eligibility, Home Care, Assisted Living Care, Nursing Home Care, and elder law attorneys. Marsha will meet with you at your home, school or online for a no obligation quote. Marsha is also available to conduct seminars at your school.
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The 10 days following Thanksgiving are designated by the AFL-CIO as “Buy Union” week to encourage union members to look for union-made goods and services when buying Holiday gifts and other items.
Supporting union-made products helps keep good jobs in the community and could have the added benefit of encouraging increased manufacturing at home. That’s why it’s so important for our union families to focus their purchasing power on the goods and services created by union brothers and sisters.
Holiday shopping traditionally kicks off on “Black Friday”—designated as such because it’s the timeframe when many retailers move from red ink to black on their balance sheets. Shoppers will find plenty of “bargains,” but union family shoppers will want to look beyond foreign-made electronics, trendy toys and gadgets to find enduring goods that are union made, or perhaps a gift card for union-productions, such as movies or sports events, or union made food stuff—there are many union-made candies, baked goods, spirits and specialty items.
The AFL-CIO Union Label & Service Trades Department suggests you start your shopping list with a visit to:www.unionlabel.org, and click on Union Products.
And remember, lottery tickets are NOT suitable gifts for children under 18 years of age. Gift responsibly.